19 October 2004

Happy Birthday, Philip!

"We have to be all those difficult things like cheerful and kind and curious and patient, and we've got to study and think and work hard, all of us, in our different worlds, and then we'll build... The Republic of Heaven."
-- from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Birthday wishes to Philip Pullman, author of the unbelievably amazing His Dark Materials books.

If you haven't yet read these books about Lyra and Will and the battle between Heaven and Hell, I recommend you get to a library post haste and check them out. Or, if you'd prefer, check out the wonderful (unabridged) audiobook versions. A full cast, including Pullman, do a perfect job of presenting the world(s) of the series. I have listened to them a few times now and the end of the last book never fails to find me sitting in the driveway weeping.

Thank you for these books, Mr. Pullman! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for your readers.

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